Save 50% on 2008 Entertainment Books

Get 50% off when you purchase the 2008 Entertainment Book. (The DC/Baltimore books are $15–plus shipping–with the discount.)

Buy one for our area and one for where you’re planning to vacation this year!

You can preview the book online to see if you’re likely to use the coupons in this year’s book. For us, the book will pay for itself after just one trip to Danielle’s; their coupon gives you 20% off the total bill (up to a $25.00 value).


Exclusive Coupon Code for Women’s Designer Shoes

I recently helped build a new website for a Baltimore shoe store that specializes in large-size women’s designer shoes:

In an effort to recoup some of the development costs–and to clear their shelves to make room for new inventory–they’re offering a deal to local shoppers this weekend.

All winter shoes will be on sale in the store through Sunday for 40% off the listed price. That’s right… even if the shoes are already marked down below cost, you can take another 40% off. This is an in-store sale.

Rather not to drive to Baltimore? You can order from the website instead. Just enter coupon code BC15 during checkout, and receive 15% off your order (no exclusions). Order over $75, and shipping is free.

BarefootTess is located at: 1421 Clarkview Road, Suite 110 (Baltimore).

I’d love to hear if anybody goes there for the sale–and what you think.



Free Wireless Coming Soon to Starbucks

New Offering Includes Two Hours of Free Wi-Fi Service Per Day for Starbucks Card Holders Beginning this Spring

Seattle, Washington, San Antonio, Texas, February 11, 2008

AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) and Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) today announced plans to deliver AT&T Wi-FiSM service at more than 7,000 company-operated Starbucks locations across the United States. The initiative brings together two of the most recognizable global brands to create a powerful and convenient online experience for consumers and business customers. Starbucks and AT&T will offer a mix of free and paid Wi-Fi offerings at Starbucks stores to meet the needs of both frequent and occasional Starbucks Wi-Fi customers.

The initiative further expands the AT&T Wi-Fi network, already the largest in the United States, to more than 17,000 U.S. hot spots and more than 70,000 globally.

Beginning this spring, Starbucks Card holders can enjoy up to two hours of free Wi-Fi service per day at Starbucks locations offering Wi-Fi access, while more than 12 million qualifying AT&T broadband and AT&T U-verseSM Internet customers will have unlimited free access to the Wi-Fi service. In addition, more than 5 million of AT&T’s remote access services business customers will be able to access Wi-Fi service at Starbucks locations. AT&T will soon extend the benefits of Wi-Fi at Starbucks to its wireless customers. 

AT&T- News Room.


Airborne Agrees to Pay $23.3 Million to Settle Lawsuit Over False Advertising

Airborne Agrees to Pay $23.3 Million to Settle Lawsuit Over False Advertising of its “Miracle Cold Buster”

Company Now Under Scrutiny By FTC & 24 State Attorneys General

WASHINGTON—The makers of Airborne—a multivitamin and herbal supplement whose labels and ads falsely claimed that the product cures and prevents colds—will refund money to consumers who bought the product, as part of a $23.3 million class action settlement agreement. The company will pay for ads in Better Homes & Gardens, Parade, People, Newsweek, and many other magazines and newspapers instructing consumers how to get refunds.

Airborne Agrees to Pay $23.3 Million to Settle Lawsuit Over False Advertising of its \Miracle.

The Complaint


Hotel Reward Programs

All this warm weather has me thinking about summer vacation–and signing up for hotel reward programs. These programs are free to join, they provide easy online enrollment and management, and they give you many ways to earn and redeem points. In addition, if you belong to a frequent-flier program, you can add to your mileage.


Best Western

Choice Hotels


  • Hilton
  • Conrad
  • Corel Hilton
  • DoubleTree
  • Embassy Suites
  • Hampton Inn
  • Hilton Garden Inn
  • Homewood Suites
  • Scandic Hotels



Red Roof Inn

Six Continents Hotels

  • InterContinental
  • Crowne Plaza
  • Hotel Indigo
  • Holiday Inn
  • Holiday Inn Express
  • Express by Holiday Inn
  • Holiday Inn Select
  • Holiday Inn SunSpree Resorts
  • Holiday Inn Resort
  • Nickelodeon Family Suites by Holiday Inn
  • Holiday Inn Garden Court
  • Staybridge Suites
  • Candlewood Suites


  • Westin
  • Sheraton
  • Four Points by Sheraton
  • St. Regis
  • Luxury Collection
  • W Hotels

Wyndam Hotels and Resorts

  • AmeriHost Inn
  • Baymont Inn & Suites
  • Days Inn
  • Howard Johnson
  • Knights Inn
  • Ramada
  • Super 8
  • Travelodge (U.S. hotels only)
  • Wingate by Wyndham branded hotels located in the U.S., Canada, UK, Ireland, Germany and China.
  • Wyndham Hotels and Resorts properties located in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Latin America and the Carribean (excluding Wyndham hotels in Panama and Mayan and Corinthia associated hotels) also participate in the TripRewards program.